Teen Space Grand Re-Opening

The time has come! Join us in celebrating our fantastic new space for Teens. Located in the East Wing, we have created dynamic, interesting and interactive spaces for teens, patrons aged 11 years old and up, to be their BEST! The grand re-opening will include a scavenger hunt in the new space, prize wheel o' fun and delicious snacks from Sweetwaters. All prizes and snacks available while supplies last.  See you Sunday!

Teen Vision Statement:

Canton Public Library has a positive impact on teen lives:

We are a reliable resource that helps teens achieve their goals and develop a growth mindset.

We are a safe environment where teens encounter educated and inspired staff and community members who empathize with their needs.

We include teens in an ongoing dialogue about teen services, and we value their input.

Upcoming sessions

Sunday, April 30 -
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
East Wing

Zeal's Incredible Free Build Domino Workshop

Few things are more addictive and entrancing than watching domino based chain reaction creations topple down.  This is an opportunity for new and/or experienced domino builders/chain-reaction enthusiasts to meet-up and build something together. 

This “free build” will start with a quick tutorial (introducing various types of basic domino structures) and then allow each participant to assemble their own creation with defined start and end points.  At the end of the building session, we will ensure connection between the various creations and then countdown to a sequential toppling of the connected creations.   Be sure to bring your cameras and capture the building and toppling moments.    

We will include a focus upon the STEM educational interplay with domino and chain reaction art, as the creation and toppling aspects of the event will help demonstrate how we can rely upon science, technology, engineering, and math to help us obtain a fun and fulfilling toppling experience. 

This program is designed for kids aged 9-17 years old. Registration is required and begins on March 24.

Dominos by Phillip Taylor is licensed under CC 2.0

 

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, April 29 -
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Community Room Registration required.

The Arbor Consort Presents: An Elizabethan Afternoon of Songs

The Arbor Consort will perform, in period costumes, a colorful array of pop hits of the 16th century in their original a cappella form, songs from Italy, Spain, France, and Germany, and the golden age of Elizabethan England. The songs will be about passion and praise, revelations and remorse, chickens and cuckoos, nightingales and poplar trees, ham and wine, love and capriciousness. Each song will be introduced with a short narrative describing the historical context, and what makes the song interesting and notable. At the end of the presentation, Consort members will answer questions about life during the renaissance, and describe their clothing: ruffs, partlets, doublets, farthingales, bum rolls, cauls, coifs, and all.  Please join us for a fun, musical afternoon of living history.

 

The Arbor Consort, established in 1982, is a semi-professional, nonprofit organization dedicated to recreating small ensemble performances of a cappella Renaissance and Victorian-era music as they were originally performed. The Arbor Consort is the official madrigal group of the Michigan Renaissance Festival.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Meditation in Motion

Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. There is beauty in all of us and through meditation the inner beauty not only is revealed to the self, but also to the people around us. Join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization on the last Saturday of every month from 4:00-5:45PM, to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love. 

This program is designed for patrons aged 8 and up and their caregivers.

In April's session, participants will practice the act of rising up amidst times of struggle, creating an origami lotus flower to symbolize new growth and perseverance.

In May's session, participants will celebrate and meditate on the importance of diversity through creativity.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, April 29 -
4:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Friends' Activity Room Rising Up like a Lotus Flower
Saturday, May 27 -
4:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Friends' Activity Room Beauty in Diversity

Movie Madness

In anticipation of the release of the live action telling of Beauty and the Beast on March 17, we will be showing the ORIGINAL Disney Beauty and the Beast just one day before! Bring your own pillows, and/or blankets to cozy-up with and your own snacks to munch on.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

The Storytellers Present: Build a Better World

Come celebrate African American History month with us by welcoming back The Storytellers. A favorite of the Canton Public Library, The Storytellers combine interactive stories, beautiful music, humor, and hands-on fun with wonderful musical instruments from around the globe.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

DIA Away

DIA Away: Think Like an Artist is a free, mobile interactive classroom and a creative exploration space for people of all ages. It brings educational, hands-on art experiences across the tri-county area and will be visiting us here at Canton Public Library. 

This incredible program is housed in a fully furnished, vibrantly designed 53’ double-expandable trailer. Inside, participants will discover some of the ways artists think and then have the opportunity to try out creative thinking skills at digital and hands-on stations. Visitors will be surprised and inspired to discover the connections between themselves and the ways artists think and work.

We are pleased to present DIA Away in collaboration with PCCS, and Canton Leisure Services.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

CPL Finals Study Hall

Calling all High School students! Do you need a place to study for finals? Come to the library to study or work with a group. We will have tables set up in our meeting rooms for all your studying needs. Please make sure to bring your own studying supplies.

 

[Studying by scui3asteveo is used under a CC BY-ND 2.0 license]

 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

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